Site News
Warning: This wiki contains spoilers. Read at your own risk!

Social media: Get in touch with Fire Emblem Wiki on Twitter, Facebook, or Discord!
MediaWiki update: Fire Emblem Wiki has been updated to MediaWiki 1.32.0! If you notice any errors, please report them to a member of our tech support team.


From Fire Emblem Wiki, your source on Fire Emblem Wiki information. By Fans, for Fans.

Ss fe10 sanaki empress.png
Sanaki as an Empress in Radiant Dawn.

Sanaki, Begnion's apostle, who has mastered all forms of magic save dark. She employs the skill Flare.


Fire, Thunder, Wind, Light


Shove, Flare

The Empress (Japanese: 皇帝カエサル Caesar) is a third-tier advanced class which is exclusive to Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. The only unit of this class is Sanaki, and it acts as a personalized variant of the Arch Sage. The class has access to every type of offensive magic except for dark magic, although unlike the Arch Sage, it does not have access to staves; by default it is most proficient in Sanaki's specialty, fire magic.

As an Empress, Sanaki's stats are very similar to the stats of Arch Sages, and she performs an identical role in combat as a purely offensive magical unit. Compared to Arch Sages, her magic and resistance are slightly higher and her luck is significantly higher, but her defense and speed are lower. Although she generally performs just as well as the Arch Sages, her lower speed in particular hinders her, especially in conjunction with the heavy weight of fire tomes.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Weapon Level
Radiant Dawn 28 1 30 22 26 0 3 28 6 4 4 -- WiiRankFire.png S WiiRankThunder.png B
WiiRankWind.png A WiiRankLight.png A

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Radiant Dawn 45 20 40 33 32 40 20 40 6 4 WiiRankFire.png SS WiiRankThunder.png S
WiiRankWind.png S WiiRankLight.png S

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Radiant Dawn 95% 10% 70% 30% 25% 55% 10% 65% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Radiant Dawn Is wii shove.png Shove Innate.
Radiant Dawn Is wii flare.png Flare Innate (mastery skill).

Class change

Radiant Dawn

Advanced class
Bs fe10 sanaki empress magic.png

Playable Empresses

Playable Characters
Name Game
Sanaki Radiant Dawn
Playable Empress units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Radiant Dawn
(class roll)
Sanaki, empress of Begnion. She's mastered all forms of magic except dark. She wields the skill Flare. ??
Radiant Dawn
Sanaki, Begnion's apostle, who has mastered all forms of magic save dark. She employs the skill Flare. ??


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Empress A female emperor; the position Sanaki holds in Begnion.
Japanese 皇帝カエサル Officially romanized as Caesar; literally "emperor". In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 皇帝), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. カエサル) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll.
The katakana name and official romanization refer to Gaius Julius Caesar, an ancient Roman politician, whose surname became synonymous with dictatorship after his ill-fated attempt to become the king of Rome; the word for emperor in several European languages derives from "Caesar", and it is a synonym for "dictator" in English.
Spanish Emperatriz Empress
French Impératrice Empress
German Kaiserin Empress
Italian Imperatrice Empress



See also

Project Classes.png This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.
Introduced in
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
ArcherBallisticianBishopCavalierDracoknightFighterFreelancerGeneralHeroHorsemanHunterKnightLordMageManaketeMercenaryPaladinPegasus KnightPiratePriestSniperThief
Introduced in
ArcanistAurumBaronBonewalkerBow KnightBrigandCantorCerberusClericDeathgoyleDread FighterEntombedFalcon KnightFell GodFiendFighterGargoyleGold KnightHadesLichMogallMyrmidonNaberiusNecrodragonPriestessPrincessRevenantSageSaintSoldierVillagerWhite DragonWitch
Introduced in
Mystery of the Emblem
BarbarianBerserkerDancerDark MageDivine DragonEarth DragonEmperorFire DragonIce DragonKnightMage DragonShadow DragonWyvern
Introduced in
Genealogy of the Holy War
Axe KnightArch KnightArmored AxeArmored SwordBallistaBardBow ArmorBow FighterCivilianDark BishopDark PrinceDragon RiderDuke KnightFire MageForrestFree KnightGreat KnightHigh PriestIron BallistaJunior LordLance KnightKiller BallistaKnight LordMage FighterMage KnightMaster KnightPrinceQueenRangerShamanSwordmasterThief FighterThunder MageTroubadourWarriorWind MageWyvern LordWyvern Rider
Introduced in
Thracia 776
Armored LanceLopt MagePegasus RiderPoison Ballista
Introduced in
The Binding Blade
DruidGreat LordKingNomadNomadic TrooperShamanTransporterValkyrie
Introduced in
Fire Emblem
Arch SageAssassinBlade LordBramimondCorsairDark DruidMagic SealMonk
Introduced in
The Sacred Stones
Arch MogallBaelCyclopsDemon KingElder BaelFleetGorgonGorgon EggGwyllgiJourneymanMaelduinMauthe DoogNecromancerPhantomPupilPontifexRecruitRogueSummonerTarvosWightWyvern Knight
Introduced in
Path of Radiance
BanditChildCatHalberdierHawkHeronKing DaeinLionPrincess CrimeaRangerRavenRed DragonSword KnightTigerWhite Dragon
Introduced in
Radiant Dawn
Axe GeneralBlack Dragon (Dragon KingDragon Prince) • Black KnightBlade PaladinBow PaladinChancellorDark SageDragonlordEmpressFire SageHawk KingHorseLance GeneralLance PaladinLight MageLight PriestessLight SageLion KingMarksmanMarshallOrder IncarnatePilgrimRaven KingReaverSentinelSeraph KnightSpiritSilver KnightSword GeneralThunder SageTruebladeVanguardVendorWhisperWind SageWolfWolf Queen
Introduced in
Shadow Dragon
Introduced in
BrideConquerorDark FlierDark KnightGrandmasterGriffon RiderGrimaLodestarMerchantMirageOutrealm ClassTacticianTaguelTricksterWar ClericWar Monk
Introduced in
AdventurerApothecaryAutomatonAstral DragonBasaraBlacksmithBlight DragonButlerDivinerEmpty VesselFacelessFeral DragonGreat MasterHoshido NobleKinshi KnightKitsuneLancerMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistNine-TailsNinjaNohr NobleNohr PrinceNohr PrincessNohrian KingOni ChieftainOni SavageOnmyojiOutlawPriestessSamuraiShrine MaidenSilent DragonSky KnightSongstressSpear FighterSpear MasterStonebornStrategistWolfskinWolfssegner
Introduced in
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
BalorDagonDeimosDraculDuma's ApostleEnchantressExemplarFafnirFell DragonGarudaGuardianGuruHarrierIllusory HeroMila's ServantOliphantierRigainSkogulSpartanTitanTomb LordVestalYasha
Introduced in
Three Houses
Unused classes ApprenticeAxe SoldierDark KnightGreat BallistaGuardianNagaSea DragonSerpentSpear SoldierSword Soldier